Former Bellator gentle heavyweight champion Phil Davis has gained main titles in each wrestling and MMA however thinks one achievement holds extra weight than the opposite.
Davis (21-5 MMA, 8-2 BMMA), a four-time NCAA Division I All-American from Penn State College, reached the head of school wrestling when he captured a nationwide title in 2008.
Davis has efficiently parlayed his wrestling abilities into victories within the cage as he gained the Bellator gentle heavyweight title in 2016.
But when he needed to examine the 2, Davis, similar to Olympic gold medalist and UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo, thinks successful a title in wrestling is the final word profession spotlight.
“Truthfully I feel the NCAA title might be the highest of the highest there,” Davis informed MMA Junkie. “Don’t get me fallacious: Profitable a world title in combined martial arts is excellent, however there’s one thing about wrestling.
“The margin for error is so small, and the competitors out and in is so troublesome, and there’s not this factor the place you may choose and select who you wrestle and whenever you wrestle. I’m gonna take a lot day off. I imply, so many various issues, you identify it. However to me, it’s not onerous to match the 2, it’s positively the NCAA title. I’ve to agree with Mr. ‘Triple C’ on that.”
Since shedding his Bellator 205-pound title, Davis has gained 4 of his final 5 and is angling for a rematch with the person that took the belt from him, dual-champ Ryan Bader. However even when he’s profitable in his quest to reclaim the title, it appears his NCAA title will stay on the high of “Mr. Great’s” profession achievements.